California Becomes 1st State To Ban Restaurants From Automatically Handing Out StrawsPeople who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law.
Plastic Straw Ban Presents Challenge To San Francisco Bubble Tea ShopsA plastic straw ban in San Francisco is likely going to mean trouble for bubble tea shops.
Starbucks Phasing Out Its Signature Green Plastic StrawsStarbucks customers will have to figure how to consume their favorite java drink without a straw.
Starbucks, Citing Environment, To Stop Offering Plastic Straws By 2020The company will become the largest food and beverage company operating globally to ban plastic straws from all of its stores.
Oakland Leaders Approve Ordinance Curbing Use Of Plastic StrawsThe Oakland City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in the city's restaurants, bars and cafes unless customers ask for them.
Berkeley Officials Push For Plastic Straw BanOne Bay Area city is doubling down on its war on plastic as some Berkeley officials introduce an ordinance that would ban straws that aren't biodegradable.
San Anselmo High School Students Urge Restaurants To Stop Using Plastic StrawsThe "Straws Upon Request" campaign aims to replace plastic straws with compostable paper straws in an effort to help the environment.